The Senate met.
The Senate was called to order by President Risser.
Call of Roll
The roll was called, disclosing the presence of a quorum.
Pursuant to Senate Rule 15, the official attendance for session was:
Senators Carpenter, Coggs, Cowles, Darling, Decker, Ellis, Erpenbach, S. Fitzgerald, Grothman, Hansen, Harsdorf, Holperin, Hopper, Jauch, Kanavas, Kapanke, Kedzie, Kreitlow, A. Lasee, Lassa, Lazich, Lehman, Leibham, Miller, Olsen, Plale, Risser, Robson, Schultz, Sullivan, Taylor, Vinehout and Wirch - 33.
Absent - None.
Absent with leave - None.
The Senate stood for a moment of silent meditation.
The Senate remained standing and Senator Schultz led the Senate in the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
Chief Clerk's Entries
Amendments Offered
Senate amendment 2 to Senate substitute amendment 1 to Senate Bill 115 offered by Senator Vinehout.
Senate substitute amendment 1 to Senate Bill 450 offered by Senators Plale and Miller.
Senate substitute amendment 1 to Senate Bill 627 offered by Senator Coggs.
Senate amendment 1 to Senate Bill 686 offered by Senator Hansen.
Introduction, First Reading, and
Reference of Proposals
Read and referred:
Senate Joint Resolution 68
Relating to: commending the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men's basketball team.
By Senator Lassa ; cosponsored by Representative Molepske Jr .
To committee on Senate Organization.
Senate Joint Resolution 69
Relating to: commending past and present members of the Friends of the Wisconsin Historical Society on its 60th anniversary.
By Senators Risser and Schultz.
To committee on Senate Organization.
Read first time and referred:
Senate Bill 685
Relating to: the terms of teacher employment contracts.
By Senators Grothman, Olsen and Hopper; cosponsored by Representatives Pridemore, Vos, LeMahieu, Strachota and Townsend.
To committee on Education.
Senate Bill 686
Relating to: providing instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, cardiocerebral resuscitation, and the use of an automated external defibrillator to high school pupils.
By Senators Hansen, Carpenter, Risser and Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Zigmunt, Berceau, Hebl, Hilgenberg, Hixson, Kaufert, Sinicki, Soletski, Steinbrink, Vruwink, A. Williams, Young and Zepnick.
To committee on Education.
Petitions and Communications
State of Wisconsin
Office of Senator Lena C. Taylor
April 13, 2010
The Honorable, the Senate:
I am writing in my capacity as the chairperson of the Senate committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing to request that the Joint Review Committee on Criminal Penalties prepare a report pursuant to s. 13.525 (5)(b), Wis. Stats. on the bills listed below, all of which create a new crime or revise an existing criminal penalty.
Senate Bill 22
Senate Bill 32
Senate Bill 33
Senate Bill 59
Senate Bill 101
Senate Bill 130
Senate Bill 169
Senate Bill 174
Senate Bill 178
Senate Bill 221
Senate Bill 248
Senate Bill 334
Senate Bill 336
S694 Senate Bill 363
Senate Bill 367
Senate Bill 443
Senate Bill 495
Senate Bill 496
Senate Bill 551
Senate Bill 639
Senate Bill 643
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
lena c. taylor
Senator, 4th Senate District
Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Senator Vinehout added as a coauthor of Senate Bill 536 .
Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Senator Vinehout added as a cosponsor of Assembly Bill 789 .
Pursuant to Senate Rule 17 (5), Senator Hansen added as a coauthor of Senate Bill 594 .
Messages from the Assembly
By Patrick E. Fuller, chief clerk.
Mr. President:
Adopted and asks concurrence in:
Assembly Joint Resolution 101
Assembly Joint Resolution 120
Assembly Joint Resolution 122
Messages from the Assembly Considered
Assembly Joint Resolution 101
Relating to: commending Fond du Lac High School on its sesquicentennial.
By Representative Townsend ; cosponsored by Senator Hopper .
Read and referred to committee on Senate Organization.
Assembly Joint Resolution 120